Class Mods Unlock
Class mods offer players even more build variety, allowing them to take their characters to new heights. Considering it’s not available at the very beginning, knowing when you can actually unlock the class mod slot is going to be an important part in planning out your game.The class module slot is initially locked. Modules could be found earlier. You can save the best ones in order to choose one of them when it is possible.
In order to unlock the class modules you must complete the Takeover Hostile main story quest on the planet Promethea. As a reminder, the main objective of this task consists in defeating the main boss Gigamind. After you have dealt with the boss, you must also listen to a briefing with Rhys and Lorelei.
You will unlock the ability to use class mods after you reach Promethea and defeat Gigamind. This is part of the Hostile Takeover quest that starts basically as soon as you arrive on the planet.
You can now place a class module in the newly unlocked slot.
Use Class Mods
The topic of using class modules can be approached in two main ways. The first option is to unlock completely new skills with the help of class modules – those that were not bought for development points.
Equipping a class module can unlock a passive skill even if it comes from a tree that has not been developed at all. It’s a great way if it’s a useful skill, but you don’t want to invest development points to reach it.
The second option consists in choosing and using class modules, which strengthen the already unlocked skills. It is worth noting here that if, for example, the maximum level of development for a given skill equals 5 points, then wearing a class module allows you to exceed it and achieve a higher level of development like 6/5.
Chances are you will already have quite a few class mods in your possession. Class mods become available around the time you leave Pandora and arrive on Promethea. It can be a good idea to quickly kill Gigamind, and then focus on the various side quests, that way your backpack and bank aren’t getting overrun with class mods you can’t yet use.
Speaking of class mods you can’t use, picking up class mods for other characters and selling them at a shop is one way to make more money in Borderlands 3. It’s probably only a good idea to do this when playing solo. Stealing another player’s class mods out from under them for the sole purpose of turning a profit is poor form.
Much like Borderlands 2, the class mods in Borderlands 3 actually attach to the character model. As an example, FL4K’s little keyring chains are clipped to his backpack while Moze’s flask is attached to her side.